May 18, 2024

How To Register Philippine National ID online

Philippines has finally enacted its mandate to start registering Filipinos in its national ID program also know as The Philippine Identification System Act (Republic Act No. 11055).

A single Philippine national ID can be already use as a proof of identity for applications, registration and re applications at government at private institutions.

Holding different government ID and requirement for varying activities can be trouble some also so this national ID implementation will simplify the task.

Here’s a quick guide.

What is a Philippine national ID?

The National ID serves as the government’s unified, centralised method of identifying for Filipino citizens and resident foreigners and is an essential component of the Philippine Identification System (or PhilSys for short).

This ID includes the following personal information: complete name, gender, date of birth, address at home, blood type, and civil status, as well as a 12-digit number that is specific to each individual.

Where can I register on Philippine National ID?

To register, eligible citizens must first complete the online form at To finish the process, customers must book and schedule an in-person session. In this final phase, biometric data is gathered, including a fingerprint scan, an iris scan, and a front-facing photo.

You can do a visit at the the PhilSys website or do registration at select SM malls is also available.

What documents should I bring for the Philippine National ID registration?

Here are the list of the requirements you should bring for verification purposes

  • DFA-issued Philippine Passport or ePassport 
  • GSIS or SSS-issued Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card (UMID)
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)-issued Student’s License Permit or Non-Professional/Professional Driver’s License 
  • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth and one (1) government-issued identification document which bears your full name, front-facing photograph and your signature or thumb mark

Other alternatives if the above documents are not available for the verification of national ID

  • PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth/NSO-issued Certificate of Live Birth with Birth Reference Number (BreN)
  • LCRO-issued Certificate of Live Birth
  • PSA-issued Report of Birth
  • PSA-issued Certificate of Foundling
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Identification Card
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • SSS ID
  • Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID
  • License to Own or Possess Firearms (LTOPF) ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance/ID
  • Solo Parent’s ID
  • PWD ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Postal ID
  • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-issued Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV)
  • National ID from other countries
  • Residence ID from other countries

How much Do I need to bring for the National ID registration?

There are no fees needed for the ID registration, for replacement of lost ID however, the claimant should bring some fess for the cost of ID replacement

When can I get my Philippine national ID after registration?

After enrolling successfully, wait for the delivery of your PhilSys Number (PSN) and then your official PhilID, which should be sent to the address you provided. The courier will require your transaction slip or any other acceptable ID for verification so be sure to keep your receipts during the registration process.

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